Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Night Week 2

Another day has gone by and we are still hanging in there. It has been a tough day on us. We are so physically exhausted after the past few days. Though tired, we are so grateful that we still have the opportunity open for our little angel.

Vittoria is doing much better than she was. She is only bleeding in the amount normal for post surgery recovery. She is pretty stable right now. They are increasing the heparin to thin her blood again so they can slow the pump down. It is such a balancing act to keep her alive. I admire the staff here and the vast knowledge that they have. It is incredible. I guess we do have the best of the best working on her.

We are now getting ready to call it a day. The realities of the situation hit me hard this afternoon. I realized that the only way we will all walk out of here is after a successful transplant. I pray it all works out but can't help but worry about the long wait. I already have people telling me that I am grayer than ever, look older, losing weight and I feel like my own heart is going to need treatment by the time we are done. We know that God's will is to be done. We will pray for the help. We know he is listening. If you don't think so, then I suggest you go to the beginning of this blog and read through what has happened so far.

We thank all of you who have been so close and supportive. We thank all of you who are praying for us and for her. So much faith has been exercised. We thank you all for your faith and prayers. Please keep it up! Please keep praying for our little princess.....


  1. Val & James, We continue to pray for your family. You inspire us all & we know that the Lord is with you & your little princess.
    I have a business question- We have a company that wants to make a $ donation and wants to know to whom they make a check. Please let me know what you prefer. For the readers, don't forget the yard sale/bake sale on the 15th. Chk my blog for info.
    Anyway, we love you guys! Hang in there!

  2. Hey James and Val
    This is your cousin Heather. Just want you to know we are praying for you. Spencer and I and the kids fasted for Vittoria Sunday. I can't imagine what you are going through. May the Lord continue to bless you. We love you!!!

  3. ♥Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. --Samuel Smiles

    ♥We must be ever thankful for small miracles, and ever hopeful for receiving greater ones.--Elmer A. Shultz

    Val and James, as each moment is a miracle and as many gather around the world in prayer please know that the strength of many are praying for the continuing miracle and for understanding of God's will and plan♥